10 Times Celebrities Behaved Badly During Air Travel

Celebrities are not like the rest of us. Every move they make is photographed or videoed and posted in the news, on websites, and on social media. And when a celebrity behaves badly while traveling, it becomes news that spreads quickly. Below are 10 epic times when celebrities acted up on a plane or in an airport.

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    Naomi Campbell

    Supermodel Naomi Campbell at Los Angeles International Airport.
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    In 2008, the supermodel was kicked off a British Airways flight from London Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles International Airport after having an absolute meltdown when the carrier neglected to load the luggage of her and several other passengers. When the flight's captain tried to apologize, Campbell cursed at him and called him a racist. As she was being removed, she assaulted one police officer with her cell phone and spit on another. She ended up being convicted of disorderly conduct and assaulting an officer. Five years later, BA employees were dismayed when the airline lifted the ban on the supermodel.

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    Ivana Trump

    The ex-wife of President Donald J. Trump, upset over children running up and down the first class aisle on a Delta Air Lines flight from West Palm Beach to New York City that she began cursing at them, dropping F-bombs. She only became angrier when a flight attendant tried to calm her down. After allegedly rushing toward the cockpit, the captain ordered the socialite to be removed from the flight, but she refused to leave. She had to be physically removed from her seat.

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    Gerard Depardieu

    The iconic French actor, who was allegedly drunk, had an issue listening to crew instructions aboard a CitJet flight from Paris to Dublin. He asked to use the lavatory just as the plane was about to depart, and was told he needed to wait. But apparently he couldn't hold it, deciding instead to relieve himself on the plane's floor. He and his travel companions were removed from the flight.  

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    Selma Blair

    Actor Selma Blair at Los Angeles International Airport.
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    The actress was on a Delta Air Lines flight leaving Cancun, Mexico to Los Angeles when she, as described by her fellow passengers flipped out. The meltdown was allegedly caused by her mixing alcohol and prescription drugs during the flight from Cancun, Mexico, to Los Angeles International Airport. Nurses and paramedics escorted her off the flight on a stretcher. 

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    Christian Slater

    The actor was arrested after he tried to get on a Delta Air Lines flight out of New York City with an unlicensed gun in his carry-on bag. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and after a plea bargain, he was sentenced to three days of community service. 

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    Snoop Dogg

    The rapper and his entourage never even got on their British Airways flight out of London Heathrow. The problem started when Snoop and his entourage were allegedly not allowed inside the airline's first class lounge. A melee ensued, with whiskey bottles thrown and seven police officers injured. On the way to Johannesburg for a concert, Snoop Dogg and his entourage were banned from the flight.,​

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    Alec Baldwin

    Cannes Film Festival Airport Departures
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    This story, which happened before a Federal Aviation Administration rule change on using cellphones in flight, made international news. Baldwin, who was playing the popular mobile game Words With Friends, refused an American Airlines flight attendant's request to turn off his cellphone. He allegedly became belligerent toward the staff and was removed from the Los Angeles-New York flight.

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    The actor found himself banned from flying on United Airlines after allegedly drinking heavily in United's JFK Airport lounge. Lounge staff were concerned, so they wouldn't allow him to board his flight. After being denied, he allegedly became disruptive and tried to assault staffers. 

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  • 09 of 10

    Billie Joe Armstrong

    The Green Day lead singer found himself booted off a Southwest Airlines flight after he was asked by a flight attendant to pull up his sagging pants. he took exception with the request and recounted the incident on Twitter (warning: strong language is used). The airline later apologized for the incident.

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    Conrad Hilton

    The younger brother of reality star Paris Hilton created his own reality show after he was removed from a British Airways flight leaving Los Angeles after flight attendants said he appeared to be under the influence of drugs. During the flight, he smoked marijuana in the lavatory and threatened the flight crew. He was handcuffed to his seat while he slept and was removed from the flight by police. His lawyer blamed the bad behavior on a sleeping pill. He pleaded guilty to simple assault and was sentenced to community service and a $5,000 fine.